Author Archives: everiley

Mama Bee is angry!

Of all of the colonies I’ve kept, one of my colonies has the angriest queen I’ve ever encountered. Her next-door queen is mild and her colony is easy to work. The comparison couldn’t be more stark.

On the writing front my non-fiction projects continue to flow like honey. My fiction work is on hold pending travel to the site of my most recent novel for texture and background material.

Dead out

We’re having a cold snap here in Missouri. Went out to check the hives and found a dead-out. So sad, looks like they froze to death because they were too weak to keep themselves warm. Despite treating for mites and vigilant monitoring, I suspect the invaders won. Will be ordering a nuc come February to… Continue Reading

Insurmountable is Done!

Edited and ready,’Insurmountable’ is in the can. Now I’m hard at work on ‘Irreplaceable,’ Rose’s story. Stay tuned, dear readers. In the mean time temps have dropped below freezing here in Missouri. Made a big batch of hard candy for my bees. I’m also trying the commercial patties and will see which one the bees… Continue Reading

I’m back!

So sorry to have been ghost, dear readers, but I have exciting news. IRREDEEMABLE is getting serious looks.  Plus, I’ve been busy finishing up revisions to its sequel, INSURMOUNTABLE.  I’ll be posting excerpts soon. Just this morning began revisions to the third and final book in this series, IRREPLACEABLE. I can’t tell you how thrilled… Continue Reading